As the week turned to events and presentations, this journal (and sleep) were pushed to the side.
Monday was a short and overflowing walk from Canterbury to Concord, ending up on the steps of the Capitol, singing the song Colin Mutchler wrote for us (and which I am still wishing someone would remix).Read more
The New Hampshire Rebellion's First Week has successfully completed, and we put together this short retrospective. If you're in#NewHampshire, come join the #NHRebellion on our walk across the Granite State to make reforming the systemic corruption in Washington the First Issue of the 2016 elections.
So here begins the fear of the weather.
Today began in Center Harbor, which I know well as we’ve spent a bunch of summers near there. We had an overflow of day walkers, beginning with about 50 walkers, including an 11 year old and his Dad, midway through, a favorite student from 20 years ago, who now writes for the Times, and the famous Ben Cohen from Ben & Jerry’s (and his dog).Read more
Seven days done, and seven days left.
Day seven took us through the the incredibly beautiful Squam Lake region. My family has spent some summer vacations here, so it felt like coming home. The route was through many back roads, some unpaved. Maybe my favorite walk yet.Read more
A letter from Chris:
I wanted to say thank you! Thank you for allowing me and my son George to be a part of your march. Thank you for all your efforts in bringing to light that it is us - as citizens that can and must solve the issue of government corruption. Finally, I'm sorry we were not able to rejoin with you again today - Sunday, January 19. I have a bit of a foot issue and with the snow we wanted to maximize our daylight driving back to Ohio. I will be watching intently as this movement gains speed! Chris, Katrina, and George, from Perrysburg, Ohio
NH State Senators Peggy Gilmour and Bette Lasky host Granite State View on WSMN radio, 1590AM in Nashua
Here's a radio interview they had with Lawrence Lessig and members of the New Hampshire Rebellion.
We crossed the 1/2 way point today, ending at 95.2 miles, with 90 to go. We’re through the most difficult walks, sort of. 20 more miles today. 17 the day after. But then it slows down.
We’ve been staying in the homes of volunteers the last few days. More have been joining along the way. The cars keep honking.
There’s one thing I think I know after a week out here that I didn’t when I started this walk.Read more
So this is difficult, it turns out. I guess that should have been obvious, but still, difficult.
Tuesday we did a short walk from Gorham to Pinkham Notch — basically straight up the mountain. As we arrived at an Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the rain began, and with it began an insane 36 hours.